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2006 MITSUBISHI LANCER RECALL (AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL)

Make: Mitsubishi
Model Year: 2006
Model: LANCER
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V569000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 66,001
Owner Notified Date: 10/12/2017
Report Received Date: 09/14/2017
Record Creation Date: 09/15/2017

2006 Mitsubishi LANCER DEFECT SUMMARY

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi) is recalling certain 2004-2006 Lancer and Lancer Evolution vehicles and 2004 Lancer Sportback vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

2006 Mitsubishi LANCER DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

2006 Mitsubishi LANCER RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with a different inflator, free of charge. The recall began on October 12, 2017. Owners may contact Mitsubishi customer service at 1-888-648-7820. Mitsubishi's number for this recall is SR-17-001. Note: This recall supersedes recall 15V-321.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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